Adrian Peterson is coming off a "season" where he played all of one game and, if he has his way, it'll be the last time he ever lines up in the backfield for the Minnesota Vikings. Not that that's at all how the NFL works, but it certainly paints a clear picture of how AP feels about potentially returning to the Twin Cities after serving a 15-game (and still active) suspension.
Instead, according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Peterson would prefer to return to his home-state of Texas to suit-up for the Cowboys. This is not purely speculation as the former 2,000-yard rusher has made his wishes clear to a Minnesota front office whom Peterson felt "ambushed" by amidst his legal problems (see: beating his kid), this past season.
In contrast, the Vikings (who still have Peterson under contract through this upcoming campaign) have stated that they not only want Adrian to return, but have specifically stated they will not trade the superstar to Dallas.
Obviously, we won't know how this plays out until a potentially awkward training camp five months down the road. But still, it's good to hear some NFL news this weekend that doesn't revolve around college kids' 40 times and broad jumps. Unless, of course, you're a Vikes fan who sees this as the beginning of something catastrophic.
Like the Herschel Walker trade, part two.
[via Bleacher Report]
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